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GOP Sen Roy Blunt: Maxine Waters ‘Is Very Smart’

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) rebutted President Donald Trump frequently calling Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) a “low IQ” person. Partial transcript as follows: CHUCK TODD: Well, I would respectfully disagree there, particularly on this show.

Missouri U.S. Sens. Urge Calm Following Ferguson Verdict

Missouri U.S. Sens. Urge Calm Following Ferguson Verdict

Missouri’s U.S. Senators are calling for calm in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.  “We must balance the rights of Americans to exercise

GOP Leaders Reject Obama's Call for New Net Neutrality Rules

GOP Leaders Reject Obama's Call for New Net Neutrality Rules

Republican leaders expressed opposition to President Obama’s call Monday for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to impose tighter regulations on broadband Internet.   House Speaker John Boehner said: It’s disappointing, but not surprising, that the Obama administration continues to disregard

GOP Senator: Ebola Fear Based on 'Long List' of Gov't Failures

GOP Senator: Ebola Fear Based on 'Long List' of Gov't Failures

On Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) argued that while it isn’t entirely appropriate to overplay the Ebola outbreak for political purposes, the outbreak does feed the narrative that the federal government is inept in numerous

Reid Hammered for Saying Those Hurt by Obamacare are Lying

Reid Hammered for Saying Those Hurt by Obamacare are Lying

On the floor of the Senate, Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid insisted that anyone who had the temerity to complain about the tremendously higher costs of Obamacare or are upset over their canceled insurance polices despite being told by the

GOP Elders Afraid of a Little Fight

This New York Times’ article is written to give the impression that some so called elder statesmen within the GOP have some great alternative to fighting against ObamaCare, along with trying to highlight and fight against Washington’s runaway spending. G.O.P.

Republicans to Obama: We're Not Folding on Sequester

Republicans to Obama: We're Not Folding on Sequester

Republicans, determined not to fold on raising taxes yet again, are asserting publicly that Barack Obama and his Democratic Party cohorts better stop demagoguing the sequester issue because the GOP wants spending cuts, not more taxes. While Obama keeps campaigning,

The Hagel Not-Filibuster

Republicans aren’t going to filibuster the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. They’re just going to make Democrats put 60 votes on the board to close debate. Is there a difference? Well, sort of. A filibuster, as Rachel

Blunt: We Have the Votes to Delay Hagel Nomination

Blunt: We Have the Votes to Delay Hagel Nomination

Senator Roy Blunt indicated Wednesday that there are enough votes in the Senate to delay the Hagel confirmation. Blunt (R-Mo.) said he believed there were 40 votes in the Senate that indicated “it’s too quick to end the debate on

Senators Introduce Mental Health Bill in Wake of Sandy Hook

Senators Introduce Mental Health Bill in Wake of Sandy Hook

A group of Senators from both sides of the aisle joined forces on Feb. 7 to introduce a mental health act as part of a broad approach to preventing another Aurora theater or Sandy Hook Elementary-style shooting. The Excellence in

Hagel has no idea where the sequester comes from

It was not the most sensational gaffe of the day, but the most consequential. Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, under questioning by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) in his confirmation hearing for the post of Secretary of Defense, did not know that

Romney Calls on Todd Akin To Quit MO Senate Race

Romney Calls on Todd Akin To Quit MO Senate Race

In a statement just released from the Romney campaign, the new leader of the Republican party has stepped up to lead: As I said yesterday, Todd Akin’s comments were offensive and wrong and he should very seriously consider what course

Obama Woos Young Voters with Cheap Student Loans

Obama Woos Young Voters with Cheap Student Loans

(AP) Obama casts GOP as barrier to low-cost educationBy JIM KUHNHENNAssociated PressWASHINGTONEager to energize young voters, President Barack Obama is depicting Republicans as obstacles to an affordable college education, using his Internet and radio address Saturday to preview an argument

Republicans Sue Obama Over Recess Appointments

Republicans Sue Obama Over Recess Appointments

Today, Senate Republicans hired Miguel Estrada, the 2002 judicial nominee for the DC Circuit Court of Appeals filibustered by Senate Democrats, to press a lawsuit against the Obama administration. The lawsuit itself is based on President Obama’s non-recess “recess appointment”

Santorum Says Illinois 'Can Shake Up' GOP Race

Santorum Says Illinois 'Can Shake Up' GOP Race

(AP) Santorum says Illinois ‘can shake up’ GOP raceBy BRIAN BAKSTAssociated PressARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.Playing for another upset, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum urged conservatives Friday to further upend the nominating contest by putting Illinois in his column. Swamped in the

Senator Roy Blunt Vows to Fight Obamacare's Anti-Conscience Mandate

[youtube W1dOjMww058] Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced legislation to protect religious organizations from Obamacare’s overreach last summer. Now, as President Obama presses forward with his anti-conscience mandate, Blunt is prepared to keep the pressure on the White House. “We want to be

UPDATED: Santorum's Big Night: Wins Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado

Update: The Colorado GOP Chair has announced that Rick Santorum has won the caucus of the Centennial State. WASHINGTON (AP) – A resurgent Rick Santorum won Minnesota’s Republican presidential caucuses with ease Tuesday night and reached for victory in Colorado, raising fresh questions

An Important Election…Next Week

Next week, Senate Republicans will vote to elect a new Conference Vice Chairman, a position that is considered to be the Number 5 GOP leadership post. As was the case at the start of the new Congress, when committee chairmanships

MO Congressional Race Turns Ugly As Daily Caller Is Dragged Into Mudpit

The race for Missouri’s Second Congressional District turned ugly thanks to a shoddy hit this week by the Ed Martin campaign on conservative Ann Wagner. Unfortunately, Steven Nelson at Daily Caller published the misinformation, and missed several important facts. Ed

Family Refuses to Pay $90K Fine for Selling Rabbits

Paying a USDA fine of $90,463 by close of business Monday would have allowed John and Judy Dollarhite on Nixa, Mo., to put their “crime” of selling too many rabbits in a single calendar year in their proverbial “rear-view mirror.”